Fayetteville and Greenwood faced off for the third consecutive year in a preseason scrimmage on Monday. The latest exhibition matchup, played at Harmon Stadium, had several sloppy moments early as both teams combined … Continue Reading ››
NOTE: The following was written by Rebecca "Bear" Brown, a former two-time all-state volleyball player at Bentonville High School who went on to play at Drake University and graduated in May. She is now embarking on a professional volleyball career after signing a contract with Amager Volleyball Klub in Copenhagen, Denmark.
I have officially been in Denmark for a full week and it already oddly feels like home.
Shiloh Christian’s Blue/Gold Game on Friday was about “the fans, as much as anything,” but Saints coach Jeff Conaway still viewed it as a chance to improve.
“We’ve been going up against the same offense and same defense for two weeks, so we were just kind of showing things off,” Conaway said. “That’s what tonight was for. We’ll evaluate the film and we’ll make some corrections and get better, but we’re not going to go over the top on this one.”
For the most part, it was “ones vs. ones” with the first team offense going up … Continue Reading ››
CENTERTON — Julie Rowan is ready for school to start so her first Bentonville West volleyball team can finally settle in its new home and have a normal practice session.
The last five weeks of preseason workouts have been anything but that for the Lady Wolverines.
"We'll be really excited once school starts," Rowan said. "I think we will be ready to settle in a routine. Right now, everything just feels out of sorts.
"Nobody is quite sure what to expect from one day to the next. … Continue Reading ››
When Shyrah Schisler took over the Springdale Har-Ber volleyball program, she wanted to institute a toughness about her girls, and a no-excuses type team. She's done just that.
Last season was, literally, a banner year for the Lady Wildcats, finishing as the 7A runner-up with a 28-6-1 record. Har-Ber had to leap certain hurdles to get to the state finals, and Schisler couldn't have been more proud of her group.
"As far as I know we had not beaten Bentonville for several years before I got here," she said. "Beating them in the semifinals last year was great for us. They're such … Continue Reading ››